EARLVILLE, Iowa — Authorities said a Delaware County man threatened a woman with a knife and tried to destroy her phone when she called 911.

Michael J. Truax Jr., 32, of Earlville, is charged in Iowa District Court of Delaware County with domestic assault while displaying a weapon, obstruction of emergency communications, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Court documents state that Truax assaulted Brittany L. Plumley at about 12:45 a.m. on Nov. 9 at their home. Truax “advanced toward her while holding a large kitchen knife, threatening to harm or kill” her.

When Plumley called 911 to report the assault, Truax “took the phone from her, destroying the case on the phone and attempting to destroy the phone,” documents state.

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